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# Math 99 Exam Policy:

This course will have one in-class hour exam and a final exam. See the
course calendar for the exam dates.
You may find the following information about exams to be important:

- You are responsible for knowing the precise definitions, statements of
theorems, and proofs that we cover in class for the main theorems. You
may be asked to reproduce these on exams.

- You are expected to know how to do all the problems from the problem
sets that have been assigned, even if we didn't go over them in class. If
you have questions about a problem, be sure to ask them before the exam.

- You are expected to be able to recognize the notation and terminology
that we have been using in class without further explanation on the exams.

- There will be no make-up or early exams without my prior approval. See
the grading policy for a breakdown of what each
exam will be worth.

In-class exams serve a different function from take-home problem sets.
Since the exams are for a short period of time, they test how quickly and
accurately you can do the problems and what information you have at your
fingertips, whereas problem sets test how well you can figure out hard
problems over a longer period of time. You will feel rushed on an in-class
exam, and you may not be able to finish it all. If you do not know how to
do a particular problem, you will not have time to figure it out from first
principles. In-class exams are not about how much you can figure out, but
about how much you know how to do already. I will not ask you to develop
new techniques on an in-class exam, but I will expect you to be able to use
techniques, definitions and theorems we have already developed in class or
on problem sets. If you do not know these, you will not be able to
complete the exam in time.

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